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While optimal nutrition for older infants and young children is currently a global focus, we must not forget that women’s nutrition is also critical. Thus, this edition of Sight and Life magazine focuses on women’s nutrition. 

According to Preetu Mishra and Jee Hyun Rah, from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in New Delhi, India, scientific evidence shows that a large proportion of pregnant adolescents are still growing in height during and following pregnancy. In the article, “Closing the Nutrient Gap During Adolescent Pregnancies,” they recommend strategies to prevent early and frequent pregnancies until adult height is reached and explain the importance of implementing reproductive nutrition and health programs and policies for adolescents.

An exciting public-private partnership in Ghana, known as Affordable Nutritious Foods for Women (ANF4W), is looking at establishing a market-based solution to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age with fortified food products. Dr. Eva Monterrosa, Senior Scientific Manager at Sight and Life Foundation, describes in “Improving the Nutritional Status of Women of Reproductive Age,” how the project aims to provide considerable amounts of the RNIs of 18 vitamins and minerals during the critical period of pregnancy and lactation when nutrient needs are elevated. 

Continue reading these articles and more about women’s nutrition from leading experts through the pages of the Sight and Life Magazine. 

Please find here the full edition and individual chapters in chronological order:

CONTENT

Welcome: Can Diet Alone Deliver Good Nutrition?
Infograph: Food Taboos During Pregnancy and Lactation Across the World
Young Nutritionists Shine in Elevator Pitch Contest

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Rethinking Public Health in an Age of Pandemics

RESEARCH-BASED EVIDENCE

Participatory Formative Research in Action
Impact of Small-Quantity Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements on Iodine Status
James Allen Olson Memorial Lecture

SPECIAL FEATURE

Improving the Nutritional Status of Women of Reproductive Age

PERSPECTIVES IN NUTRITION SCIENCE

The Micronutrient Composition of Human Milk
Improving Nutrition in the First 1,000 Days through a Social Franchise Model
Iron Supplementation in Predominantly Iron-Replete Populations
Health Economics: Making Communications on Maternal Nutrition Work
Addressing World Poverty through Women and Girls: A feminized solution?
Improving Maternal and Child Nutrition Outcomes
Civil Society- An essential partner for improved nutrition
Cracking the Egg Potential During Pregnancy and Lactation
Essential Fatty Acid Needs During Pregnancy and Lactation
Protein Requirements of Pregnant and Lactating Women
Closing the Nutrient Gap During Adolescent Pregnancies
Improving Nutrition Among Adolescent Girls
WFP Republic of Congo Nutrition-Sensitive Urban Safety Net Program
Six Legs to Nutrition: A New Old Food Source
Stunting: Malnutrition or Exploitation?

SPECIAL FEATURE

Malnutrition and Psychosis in Don Quixote

OBITURARY

Professor Osman Galal (1931–2016)

THE BIGGER PICTURE

A Day in the Life of Lucy Martinez Sullivan

CONGRESS REPORTS

18th International Society for Research in Human Milk & Lactation
Landmark Global Nutrition Study Launched
2016 CARIG Conference Convenes in San Diego
Positioning Women’s Nutrition at the Center of Sustainable Development
Rice Fortification

FIELD REPORTS

Nutrition Problems of Female Carpet Workers in Kathmandu

NEWS

What’s New
Book Review of The First 1,000 Days

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